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giffords who survived an assassination attempt. sam? >> gabby giffords, when she did that, my heart sank. this brave woman coming back from -- she should have been dead. how did she survive? chris: she decided not to run for re-election and she knew she wasn't up for it. >> she made the right decision. chris: what about backbone? >> a republican hasn't voted for a tax increase in congress since 1990 and in the last couple of weeks republicans have talked about and said they're for tax rate increases. that is is a huge sea change in that party, the beginning of wisdom on physical sanity. >> gabby giffords, she did it with a smile. that took a lot of guts to get in front of that huge audience. chris: you can tell a lot of about these pols when people stand up for you. >> i have a new nomination. i would say the republican pizza owner in florida who lifted up president obama in front of the secret service. chris: were they reaching for their guns? >> looking apoplectic. i was one of the pool reporters. he goes up to obama and goes like that and i thought the secret service was going to body
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gabby gifford and on and on. but what about the one that don't get attention. some of the shootings since friday. this is in oklahoma, this is a little bit before the shooting in connecticut an 18-year-old was plotting to attack his high school. he was going to lock the auditorium shoot all the kids and detonate bombs when the cops came in. luckily someone tipped off the police and he was arrested ahead of time. in nevada you have a man who shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide--by gun. now to a different city in nevada in las vegas a man shoots a woman working in the excalibur hotel and then shoots himself. another case of gun violence. then in birmingham, alabama police shot and killed an armed man who wounded and killed two hospital employees. and then another boy shot multiple times and he dies. we move to california city, california. murder-suicide again a 76-year-old kills a 51-year-old woman and then himself. then we go to charlotte, north carolina a 21-year-old male found dead from gunshot wounds. we're still on saturday. a three-year-old in oklahoma, acc
. >> thank you. >> the judge who sentenced the man who shot gabby giffords will do tonight's rewrite. >>> i'm going to be joined by a that when he delivers the state of the union address. as you say with the power of paragraphs in that speech. the power of seeing the parents of one of the slain children or all of them there in the gallery, it would be very, very hard for that new congress to look at those family's faces and to vote no on something that would relieve the nation's pain. >> i think the nra has proved that it is not a guarantee that if they organized and spend against you that you are going to loose. >> thank you goemg for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> the judge who sentenced the man who shot gabby giffords will do tonight's rewrite. just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >>> i'm going to
for gabrielle giffords. >> as i was ducking, a bullet went into high wrist and into my chest and traveled down to my hip. when i laid perfectly still on the ground, i didn't know if the gunman would come back. i need to know what our leaders are going to do to stop the gun violence. i demand a plan. >> eliot: thank you for coming on. there was something about the very controlled anger, dare i say, demand for a plan. it's so eloquent. tell us first what happened, and what you hope will happen now. >> well, like many others my life changed forever in just a fraction of a second. i was on the staff of gabrielle giffords, and we had just come out of a very contentious election, it was a narrow victory. this was three days after she was sworn in to the new term, and she was excited to meet her constituents. as community outreach coordinator i was setting up with gabe zimmerman, who lost his life that day. >> eliot: before you worked for the congresswoman, you had done, what? >> i was a junior high teacher for 25 years. i spent my last two years in the high school, and very ironically ironically, t
that killed six people and wounded 13, including the grievous wounding of congresswoman gabby giffords. ron barber, who took gabby giffords' seat in congress after she stepped down to deal with her injuries. he said today, "as those of us in tucson know, senseless acts such as these tear at the very fabric of a community." mark kelly, gabby giffords' husband said today, "i just spoke with gabby, and she sends her prayers from tucson." in oak creek, wisconsin, where four months ago there was another mass shooting at a sikh temple, another six people gunned down at that temple. a school superintendent there today told the local press that she cried when she heard the news out of newtown, connecticut. she said "we always think it can't happen here, and we pray fervently that it won't. but as we know from our experience this summer, it can happen anywhere." the mayor of aurora, colorado, is still helping his community try to recover from the mass shooting there this summer where 12 people were shot and killed and another 58 people were shot but survived. he said today from aurora, "our hearts g
christmas day edition of "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> hello, everybody. usually, we say hello, it's booze-day tuesday. but today we're going to clean it up because it's a holy day for many, many people. happy christmas day, everybody. 2012. merry christmas to everybody. >> merry christmas to you. >> love you, hoda woman. >> you too. hope you guys are having a terrific holiday, you're sitting at home, you've probably just opened the presents, you're enjoying each other. >> yep. >> how do you usually spend your christmas? >> usually, we're down in the keys where we've had a little vacation place for years and years and years. how about you, hoda woman? >> it's funny, i remember christmas from when i was just a kid and just how -- do you remember falling asleep the night before christmas, christmas eve? >> so excited. >> and just opening your eyes to see if there was any light out. you wanted to be up so badly. we would sit around the tree my brother and i, my sister too, and wait till our parents woke up because you couldn't wake them
, husband of gabby giffords. that's a family that knows a lot about the kind of tragedies that can happen on an otherwise beautiful day that turns into carnage. let's look a statement that he has put into facebook. he says, as we mourn, we must sound a call for our leaders to stand up and do what is right. this time our response must consist of more than regret, sorrow, and condolence. the children of sandy hook elementary school and all victims of gun violence deserve leaders who have the courage to participate in a meaningful discussion about our gun laws. and that's an example of discussions among people you know and around the country and around the world raising questions with a special focus on gun laws and at the same time being driven by a lot of passion and intense emotions about what we're all going through. this experience traumatized people everywhere. parent like me and people of all ages and stripes. one of the people who weighed in is an ireporter who sent us this video. he's in washington, d.c. he has daughters and he was actually picking up one of his kids at school when
of gabrielle giffords and others of a supermarket in 2011, the justice department expanded the background checks to reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the hands of the mentally ill and criminals. the election campaign heated up and congress conducted a politically-charged investigation into the operation fast and furious gun trafficking case, according to people familiar with the internal deliberations. looking at some other stories in the news -- the washington post also covers that keeping the justice department had to toughen gun laws ahead of the election. that is the headline. much of the effort was put on hold until after last month's election. according to several officials who knew about the effort. in here is what the story also says. the guns were not on the table according to one anonymous source because everything was shut down in that debate. as we dig into this year, it says the recommendations were discussed with attorney general older and his deputies. there was no indication it was sent to the white house. the recommendations could have had an impact on the access
a difference? here's former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands. >> a symbol, perhaps, of gun violence because we all remember the tragic shooting that wounded giffords. but there was also a child killed in that attack. do you remember her name? her name was christina taylor. christina taylor green. she was 9 years old. she was born on 9/11 included in the book faces of hope with other children born on that other tragic day. joining me now, cnn contributors maria cardona and ana navarro. the reason i point these things out, because unless legislation isn't immediately introduced, as it was not after gabrielle giffords was shot and other people were wounded and killed that terrible day, memories fade and nothing really happens. so, okay, it's great that the president's going to form these committees and he's going to have the department of education and homeland security and they're all going to talk about it. but memories fade. if something doesn't get done fast, will it ever get done? mar
of gabby giffords who survived the shooting massacre. killy was on a trip to beijing. giffords synds her prayers and he said our lead ares must do more than regret and sorrow. >> everyone is is bound in grief and sorrow and bafflement over this event. >> what do you do when a place of laugher and learning becomes a scene of horror? what is your young sterse thinking. >> even the youngest is sure to hear about what happened, what do you tell them and what role should faith and god play in all of this? we'll tony perkins and we have a conversation coming up with connecticut state police lieutenant paul sprance coming next. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. share "not even close." shar
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>>> from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza >>> hey, everybody. it is thirsty thursday, december 6, 2012. our friend kathie lee gifford is taking time off, a little r&r, going to get sun in florida. guess who is here? our friend as we call him on this program, big willie. >> you don't say it like kathie lee. >> she says it with a lear in her eye and a bit of something criminal happening. we have these four dolls in front of us. i guarantee you, the young men who are represented here are not happy with the grammy nom from last night. they got snubbed. willie has a couple of kids who are teen fans of these. could you, and this is a test, could you name each one of these individuals by their doll? >> i'm laughing because the answer is yes. i want to be clear, we have not prepared for this. i know this is my daughter's favorite zain. this is liam, your lead singer guy. >> positive? >> yep. 100%. that's niles, the irish guy. is that correct? >> i don't think so. >> that's harry. >> he's dating taylor. >> and thi
, what happened to gabby giffords, out of school context, but gun violence has been epidemic in this country going back for decades and we go through temporary periods after the reagan assassination attempt and after, you know, several of these other incidents where we have an assault weapon ban and then it is permitted to expire. >> we know the contours of this debate, and it will get heated after an appropriate period of mourning and absorb this tragedy, but it is worth adding all sides of the debate. we don't know what the motive is here. we don't know more about the shooter. we don't know about the weapon involved. we know this is another horrifying case of gun violence. >> here we have hundreds of children in an elementary school. children age 5 to 10 years old. here is one of the children after this morning's terrible incident, which apparently started around 9:30 when the kids were all in -- >> i was -- i went in the hall when, like, everybody heard the bullets. >> yeah. >> they, like, went into a total panic. >> how are you doing? what went on in your head as this was
giffords was nearly killed -- gabrielle giffords was nearly killed in arizona. congress had an opportunity then and did they let it expire. >>pam: that is a very important point. the assault weapons ban was the hallmark of legislation by our own, dianne feinstein. it was allowed to pass without being reconsidered what has to happen now? >> this tragedy. today is a day of mourning. however, the door is open today about taking meaningful action. that is a code word about thinking about gun control. he tried not to raise debt about the debate. and finally came to surface all along the third debate. >> please explain the po the nae association a. the nra, the organization that really stifles any movement. >> the power are in the swing states. it is where the president has to win in pennsylvania, ohio, illinois, wisconsin. it is very important that they have the ability to have a victory in those states. the guns are big in those states with hunting being bigger in those states. after the assault weapons ban the democrats got swept out in 1994. everybody thought that even after gabrielle giffor
magazine jammed, so he couldn't get off all 100 round. >> host: the tucson shooter with giffords, a magazine that held 31 rounds and got those off in 15 seconds. >> guest: and then he was prevented from reloading. so, i'm not -- >> host: brady bill, assault weapon ban. >> guest: it was allowed to lapse. when the momentum behind keeping the ban ran out, and president bush was in office -- >> host: instead of bill clinton. >> guest: now there may be some move to rethink it. i found in doing research on the book, that violence, guck crime, did not go down significantly during the period when the automatic weapons ban, assault weapons ban was in effect. that doesn't prove that it had no effect. but statistically -- >> host: there are arguments about that. part of it, i know, is that people didn't -- banned new sales but you were allowed to keep old ones so there's a stock of weapons. so you are looking at a period of years before it makes a difference. >> guest: if you reinstated the ban now it would have the same grandfather clause about weapons previously purchased. so effective wo
when a gunman opened fire on gabby giffords nearly two years ago. now what he's saying about gun control and the precarious nature of the fiscal cliff talks. >>> plus, a high honor for the late senator daniel inouye. >>> 11:45 this morning we expect the president and vice president to go to the brady press briefing room to announce the process for a response to gun violence in this country. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doc
these killings in aurora, gabby giffords. it's time. the american people are fed up with these mass killings. >> congresswoman, i have to say that i have covered far too many mass shootings going back to columbine, and we always talk about how things have to change, and you say this time it's different, and i can tell you that the heart wrenching scenes that all of us have seen here and on television are in many ways different because of the young children, the 6 and 7-year-olds, but do you think that your window of opportunity for change is finite, because people do move on, and if so, how do you capitalize on it? >> people go back to their normal day to day living. that's absolutely true. it's going to be up to us and it's going to be up to the grassroots and it's going to be the organizations across the country that are going to be working with us to make sure that when the bill is introduced and as we go forward, we get them involved. i'm hoping that the media down the road will always be concentrating on this. remember, we have the anniversary of our colleague gabby giffords getting sho
these killings in aurora, gabby giffords. it's time. the american people are fed up how do you capitalize on it? >> people go back to their normal day to day living. that's absolutely true. it's going to be up to us and it's going to be up to the grassroots and it's going to be the organizations across the country that are going to be working with us to make sure that when the bill is introduced and as we go forward, we get them involved. i'm hoping that the media down the road will always be concentrating on this. remember, we have the anniversary of our colleague gabby giffords getting shot almost under the same circumstances. there's a difference, though. the nation did mourn during all these shootings. what i'm feeling now and what people are telling me is the anger, the pure anger that someone could be able to use these -- this kind of gun, large capacity clips and take down all these children. that is what most of -- listen, there are many things that join us together. you know, even here in congress. i will reach out to my republican friends and say, listen, this is a time to stand up. t
and injured congresswoman gabrielle giffords. we do know that this incident started 9:40. this 24-year-old ryan lanza, the gunman in this situation, his mother's name is nancy lanza and also among the dead. that's the connection we heard that he has to the school. right now unconfirmed 27 people are dead, 18 of which are said to be students. now of course we do know that lanza is from new jersey and being searched by a dozen police officers at the time. we also know that his younger brother was also taken into custody at this time. he is said to be a person that is being questioned right now as a possible second gunman in this situation. there are reports that lanza had several weapons on his body at the time including a bullet- proof vest to keep himself safe. we're not sure how he died and we're not sure if it was self- inflicted or hit by officers. sandy hook elementary school is 626 students in a town of 2,000 people and it is about 6 on miles northeast of new york and about an hour drive outside of hartford. now, all of the family that was notified about the situation were notifie
masivos, el de aurora, y el de gabrielle giffords. y otros, blanca rosa vilchez estuvo desde temprano, dando a conocer la informaciÓn, y esto es lo Último que tiene. >>> apoyandose mutuamente, como lo hicieroeo desde el viernes, los residentes en newtown trajeron velas y flores en solidaridad con familias de las vÍctimas. >>> me da mucha tristeza de todo esto. pero hay que seguir adelante. >>> la mayorÍa vino con sus hijos e hijas para compartir los sentimientos con una tragedia que le quitÓ a la inocienca a muchos hijos aquÍ. >>> traje a mi hija y mi primo, para ver a los juntados, y los que acompaÑan a la gente. >>> el motivo que llevÓ a adÁn lanza a cometer la masacre, sigue sin conocerse, no se encontrÓ una carta suya que de pista a autoridad, fue diagnosticado con una forma ligera de autismo, vinculada a un comportamiento social extraÑo. >>> el gobernador de connecticut dijo que se suicidÓ, cuando vio a ingresar a los policÍas a la escuela, y estaba preparado para cometer a una masacre mayor de haberse retrasado la ayuda. >>> las armas que usÓ las rastreamos desde e
and violence -- glorifies guns and violence. >> reporter: after gabby giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theatre, the president offered up words but little else. now words appear to be yielding to action and impatience. >> i would use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> reporter: biden wrote the bill that imposed the first-ever ban on assault weapons. it expired in 2004. mr. obama noted former president ronald regan supported that ban and said the newt town massacre changed minds. >> the vast majority of responsible gun owners would be some of the first to say we should be able to keep an irresponsible law-breaking few from buying a weapon of war. >> reporter: the president wants biden to build support for legislation to renew the ban, ban the sale of large-capacity ammunition clips, and subject fire sales at gun shows and to private deals to a federal background check. >> it will take commitment and compr
, and in the wake of the gab giffords shooting, glock sales boomed and how do they have these moments. >> i don't know, that's the feeling over at msnbc. >> here is one solution, how about we pass a law that says any hollywood actor who participants in a movie with violence has to donate their salary to the government? to get to do the movie, but if it's got violence in it, all the money goes to the government. >> and the profits of the movie, too. >> remember, and with the legislation and hollywood-- >> is there any evidence any of these things happen because-- >> copycats. >>, but movies, nothing do with a movie. >> jon: we're going to have >> jon: we're going to have leave it sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable. to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's
no termina con el congreso, atentado contra la representante giffords vieron quÉ hacer, la sugerencia se dejaron. nuestra promesa a ustedes y al pueblo estadounidense es que no deja remos que el horror por esta masacre se termine, despuÉs de la matanza en 1989 tomÓ 5 aÑos para que el congreso aprobara la prohibiciÓn de armas de asalto. >>> ni el presidente ni el congreso han hecho nada en los pasados 4 aÑos, para co otro nt la violencia con armas de fuego y no es un tema en la campaÑa electoral, a esto el presidente o llama dijo que newtown fue una llamada de alerta, en washington lourdes m univisiÓn >>> funcionarios del departamento de estado admitieron en la comisiÓn de la relaciones exterior del senado, que se cometieron errores en el ta ataque de benghazi libia entre ellos estÁ el subsecretario william quien dijo la comisiÓn que debemos hacer lo mejor, la secretaria de estado hillary clinton hablarÁ en enero. >>> el asesinato de un secuestrador. (inaudibl internado muy mÉxi int internado a mÉxico >>> todas las radios rinden homenaje a jenni rivera >>> y la temporada inve
: and there was this on the facebook page of mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords, grievously wounded in a mass shooting last year. gabby and i are extremely disappointed. the nra could have chosen to be a voice for the vast majority of its own members who want commonsense reasonable safety guards on firearms but instead it chose to defend extreme pro-gun positions. but the nra's message today wasn't aimed at its critics. it was a stark reminder to its allies, politicians who need the nra's support. toe the line. >> they stifle any meaningful discussion about these issues everyone, whether you are a democrat or republican, you are afraid of them. they bully you. >> reporter: deborah magguard, former leader in the house of representatives, life-long member of the nra, a staunch conservative. she supported gun rights throughout her career, earning an a-plus rating from the nra, until this year. when she opposed a bill allowing tennesseeans to carry guns in cars. >> never voted against them but the one time we say, wait a minute. this is really not a good idea, they came after me as hard as they c
with bill weir. >> not columbine, nor virginia tech, nor the gaby giffords shooting that took six lives in tuscan had much effect on the gun debate if this country. but there is nothing like the slaughter of 20 first graders to help people focus on an issue. many on both sides of the second amendment debate wonder tonight if this one is big enough to actually change the big business of guns in this country long-term. darren rovell found some interesting early indications. >> reporter: at a gun store in san gabriel, california, just outside of los angeles, business was brisk today. customers buying guns and ammunition, making sure they can get what they want now. the u.s. firearms industry is breaking all kinds of sales records. now more than a $30 billion business with so many different people buying guns, that it's impossible to profile the typical gun owner. >> i need your signature. >> reporter: people like this stay-at-home mom. >> this is the first gun i have ever purchased. i never thought i would be purchasing one, but my husband does have one. >> reporter: edgar hernandez was ju
shooting in tucson, arizona, leaving some dead and others, including congresswoman gabby giffords, severely injured. some say that government and society can take action to prevent violence. that's up 15%. >> a discussion has re-emerged as to what we might do to not only deter mass shootings in the future but reduce epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day. >> that was the president on wednesday as he announced a new effort to prevent such shootings. minds are changing, 43% say the elementary school shootings make them more likely to support gun control laws, 15-point increase from january 2011. and 52% say they now favor major restrictions on guns or making guns illegal, a five-point rise since early august, following the colorado movie theater incident where 12 people were killed. the poll also indicates a big bipartisan divide and gender gap with most democrats and women in favor of gun restrictions and most republicans and men opposed. randi? >> paul steinhauser, thank you very much. we talked about putting armed guards in schools. ian tweeted the solution mus
giffords two years ago. category woman carolyn mccarthy, who lost her husband to gun violence, will try again to ban high-capacity ammunition clips. >> high-capacity magazines is something i'm definitely going to be reintroduced in the new congress. i happen to think that just by cutting that amount of bullets that are available can save an awful lot of lives. >> reporter: at the blue ridge arsenal in virginia, some gun owners also agree that the massacre in connecticut is a tipping point. >> we're talking about children. definitely. this is the-- a time where we're going to have to get really strict on guns. >> i get it. guns can be unsafe in the hand of people that either have mental disorders or people that haven't been properly trained. >> reporter: getting to a middle ground will be very difficult, despite the horror of yesterday's shootings. the politics of gun regulation are a third rail that most lawmakers around here shun, and that makes any kind of meaningful action, as the president put it, all but impossible, particularly at a time when he has so much else on his agenda. jim
is metastasized. >> romney in the first debate. president obama in the second debate. >> gabby giffords who came back from a real tragedy and is now back and deserves all the commendation that you can muster up. >> that's a lovely tribute and choice. >> massachusetts campaign was looking sad and troubled there for a while. but she has stuck to it and came out the winner. >> republican governor scott walker. this has been gummed up already by buchanan. despite a bruising show down recall, plus organized labors national money war chest lined up against him, scott walker won handily. does he have a future? >> he does. and you copied mine pretty well. >> most original thinker? >> my magazine the american conservative, which an awful lot of people are looking at and commenting favorably on. something different than the consecutive interventionist. >> do you have a membership to that magazine? >> no, i don't get a dime for it. >> thanks for clearing that up. >> original thinkers misguided senate candidate todd akin in missouri, who says if a woman is legitimately raped the body shuts down and cannot c
in to see someone for six weeks. >> reporter: from the mass shooting in tuscon aimed at gabriel giffords, many shooters suffer mental illness. funding has been slashed for decades, down $2 billion since 2009. maryland's funding down 4%. howard county executive ken hallman critical of the cuts. >> i think that mental health has been something that has not gotten the support and resource it is needs. >> reporter: over the years many institutions for the mentally ill have disappeared leaving more families to deal with sick children at home. >> mental health problems affect 1 in ten children. >> reporter: maryland's first lady say it should be a priority but it needs appropriate funding to prevent another sandy hook. >> what is happening now is going to be rippled throughout our communities for years to come if we don't address it now. >> reporter: despite the cuts in funding, mental health care in maryland is ranked among the best in the country. adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >>> we are always on. you can check in for complete coverage on the tragedy in newtown. we'll bring you the latest
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't have enough time to prepare for his trial in june. >>> astronaut mark kelity husband of gabby giffords is in town today. he is speaking at an event in baltimore to benefit the snyder center. >> the perfect gift for the o's fan that goes on sale today. 5 pack includes a ticket to opening day and vouchers for four other games in the month of april and may. they go on sale beginning at 10:00 this morning. >>> the outpouring of support for those who lost everything during sandy continues right here at home. the student government at loyola university put on a christmas basketball game sunday and teams were made up from each class and students acted as the coaches. many of the loyola students and alumni are from the areas hardest hit by the storm and raised $900 for relief. >>> and speaking of sandy, the rolling stones are the latest group to join the lineup for the concert that is going to be airing on 12-12-12. it's held at madison square garden on wednesday. proceeds are going to sandy relief funds and nearly 2 billion people worldwide will be able to watch or listen to that concert on t
giffords shooting, the problem was metaphor was dangerous, if you say you like sarah palin and this particular congressional district is in the crosshairs, did you know meanting violence and now we have actualcy lens and it is not reported on those talking about the use of metaphor at the time of the gabrielle giffords thing. absolutely disgraceful. but entirely predictable. >>neil: in the case of this dust up with the fox contributor, he must have done something to provoke it. i imagine the same is said of rape victims. there is a double standard to the congress of the story. if you are going to be tough on one side, and you are going to rake the tea party over the coals, rake these guys over the coals, i am not surprised. i am wondering what message it sends to folks at home because there are a lot of very savvy p.r. times in the union movement who do not want this image conveyed and i like to think it is a zipping minority but it shows the impression that some can behave like goons. >>guest: it is the opposite, neil, that a lot people are happy to give this impression. i
giffords speech, i meant it. i'm the president of everybody here now and the reason you saw that explosion in salt lake city, 'cause there is around half this country right now thinking i'm pretty sure this guy doesn't even like me. why on a weekend near christmas when you have a guy like psy and it's fine, that whole dance craze, that -- i guess it's the asian macaca rapen noodles or something. when you have that guy in 2002, wrote a song about the american soldier saying die slowly and then go and kill their mothers, fathers, daughters, and brothers. you know, i feel like -- mr. president, where is your sense of propriety? why can't you take one instance and say, maybe i don't shake his hand. maybe i don't shake hugo chavez's hand. we're part of this deal, too, and we feel completely estranged to you. barbara walters is there for life. i'm a guy out here thinking, wow, this is the first time in my 59 years i've got a president who i believe actively dislikes people like me. that's a weird place to be for a country. >> bill: i can't really challenge that because it looks to me, and miss w
this in the aftermath of the shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords and the killing of those people around her in tucson, some of the same people who were there are here today. victims, families, all people crying out for at least at the very least, a dialogue, a sensible, rational conversation, a national discussion where we're not afraid to call it like it is. and that means to bring everybody to the table. that also means, piers, and i think everybody here would probably agree, it means cutting down the strawmen that are raised up when people get freaked out about this conversation. this is not about taking people's guns away. it's not taking the hunters' guns. not about the sporting guns. not about the private protection gun. it is about sensible gun laws. semiautomatic weapons, the kinds of things that make killing industrial strength, and i'll tell you, there is cause and effect. there are other countries which have faced similar such massacres and they have taken procedures, and it's worked. our country, england, in scotland, you know, in 1996, children the same age as the children at s
reel giffords, limit magazines is a good idea. that was not enacted. who fights for that? >> one of the fundamental issues, there are a lot of folks in this country, democrats and republican who's believe very strongly that there is an individual right to bear arms. when you're at limits on magazines, the last time we had a limit on magazine capacity was about ten rounds. the most popular firearm in the country, the glock handgun has about 17 rounds in the chamber. and i think a lot of people are questioning whether or not limiting magazine capacity is appropriate when this handgun that is used by many people for self-defense and other legitimate purposes would be so heavily impacted by it. i understand the desire to limit magazine capacity but i think it will be a tough thing. wait a second. i use my firearm for legitimate purposes and i think it is perfectly appropriate to have 17 rounds in my chamber. >> james? >> yeah. i have no idea why he needs 17 rounds in your chamber. have you got a handgun? i've got six. what are you going to do with 17? that's an argument they can make
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